• Victorian & British Impression auction at Christies

    Sale 7788

    Victorian & British Impressionist Pictures Including Drawings and Watercolours

    16 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 84

    Wilfred de Glehn, R.A. (1870-1951)

    The poet, accompanied by some of the muses, finds inspiration in nature

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    Wilfred de Glehn, R.A. (1870-1951)
    The poet, accompanied by some of the muses, finds inspiration in nature
    signed 'W G de Glehn 1936' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    50 x 75¼ in. (127 x 191 cm.)


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    The setting for the picture is near Baou de St Jeannet, in the Var Valley, just north west of Nice, South of France, which de Glehn visited frequently in the summers between the two World Wars. Several of the figures and their poses appear in the life drawings and studies de Glehn made from models during the winter months in London.

    We are grateful to Laura Wortley for her assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.

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    Provenance

    with Newman & Son Ltd., London.


    Exhibited

    London, Royal Academy, 1936, no. 195.